Even though panning is a technique that’s mainly used in sports photography, you can experiment with it elsewhere too. For example you can get interesting abstract pictures by using panning on autumn leaves—that is, on something static.
Portraits of beautiful young models will never lose their attraction. So we feel obliged to include a few in Editor’s Choice from time to time. Let’s look at how you can take great portraits even under direct sunlight and at just what’s important for a fashion portrait.
While we’ve seen some truly radical changes in the camera market over the last two decades – from film to digital to smartphones (and some pretty cool stuff in between), camera lens technology hasn’t really followed suit – at least not to the extent cameras themselves have evolved.
Photographing animals and getting their proportions right is a challenge for both beginners and for experienced photographers. Often when you photograph your beloved pet and go back to look at your picture later, it’s a fright.
Spiderwebs are often associated with horror, dirt, and age. But there are moments when they can be beautiful. When dewdrops appear on the delicate strands of a spiderweb, its structure is made beautifully visible, and the right moment for a picture has come.
Being a tourist is about more than just heading somewhere in the summer with your family, or to the beach with your friends. It’s also about traveling and seeing something. Our photo for today is about all this. It preserves memories, and it likely has helped the photographer’s friends to literally see their travels.
Ok, so you’re a photography traditionalist and always felt most comfortable heading to a photo specialist for all your photography needs. Over the last 10-15 years a funny thing happened on your way to the photo specialty retailer.
Haze, fog, and smoke are frequent tools for creativity. But there is such a thing as too much of a good thing. Too much haze, and your photo loses contrast… and is basically left with nothing left to see. Luckily, you can often remove or reduce haze in post-processing, and it’s not even hard to do.
Both at night and at many times throughout the daytime, you can run into situations where there’s not enough light for a good picture. That’s especially true when the days are short and the nights are long. When you don’t have access to daylight or streetlights, you can also use a flash.
There are a ton of imaging industry organizations doing all kinds of wonderful work that generally flies under the media radar. We recently told you all about one such group, the Josephine Herrick Project and their amazing work spent educating students who have not had the opportunity to learn the communicative power of photography. Just an incredible story.